Pilates is a corrective form of exercise that emphasizes a balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and body awareness to support efficient, controlled and graceful movement.
Pilates can be used in helping treat and, most importantly, prevent back pain, neck pain, shoulder and arm pain, and hip and knee pain. It can also improve posture and muscle tone, provide greater flexibility and increase balance.
Our bodies are made up of various layers of muscles from superficial to deep. Conventional exercise predominantly works our superficial muscles e.g. biceps, hamstrings.
Pilates targets our deep core muscles e.g. pelvic floor, deep abdominals. These deep muscles aid in stability around the joints of the body and are often very weak, leaving our joints vulnerable to injury.
Our approach integrates hands on Osteopathic techniques with cutting edge Pilates principles, to ensure that you decrease the risk of re-injury and get back to doing the things you love sooner.
Once your pain and symptoms have been managed you will be transitioned into strengthening/stability and improving function with Pilates.
Please note that Symmetree Osteopathy is associated with Muscle Joint Bone, providing tailored Clinical Pilates classes under guidance of an experienced Physiotherapist at our Doreen location.
For further information on Pilates classes please visit www.musclejointbone.com.au